'Lift the dot' rear seat fastening

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'Lift the dot' rear seat fastening

Postby Sidney'61 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:06 pm

My 1961 2-door came with later seats when I bought it, the rear seat was fastnened back with the later style wingbolts but apparently up until late 1961 they had a 'lift the dot' method to attach, pre-57 was on the rear shelf and up to 61 was in the boot. Has anyone got a photo of this?

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Re: 'Lift the dot' rear seat fastening

Postby Dean » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:37 pm

Try these.. it's dark, but should give you an idea.

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Re: 'Lift the dot' rear seat fastening

Postby Dean » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:40 pm

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Re: 'Lift the dot' rear seat fastening

Postby Dean » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:42 pm

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Re: 'Lift the dot' rear seat fastening

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:44 pm

If your missing the lift the dot fastner its the same as used on a convertible hood at the back


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Re: 'Lift the dot' rear seat fastening

Postby Sidney'61 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:45 pm

Great, thanks, and thanks Dean for the photos. I had a look at our 57 4-door and noticed the pin is still on the back shelf but it is missing the actual strap from the seat. Was the sort inside the boot on the slightly later cars more of a normal coat fastening popper? as i found one loose in the car on a yukon grey backplate when I stripped it down and didnt know what it was!
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Re: 'Lift the dot' rear seat fastening

Postby DaisyMayFozz » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:21 pm

Mines an april 61 and although it has later seats with wing bolts, there doesn't seem to be any sign of a lift the dot fastener ever been there.

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Re: 'Lift the dot' rear seat fastening

Postby Sidney'61 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:06 pm

If the popper i found on my '61 was the original it came off very easily as it just glued on.
Interestingly though i've just found the early style pin as shown in Dean's photos fitted on the backshelf of my '63!
Andy W____________1961 2-door 948cc (Sidney)_____________1963 2-door 1275cc (Emily)_______



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